Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Change Ups Coming

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day. 


Happy Father's Day to my  sweet husband, my best friend and the wonderful father to our two daughters and grandfather to our sweet granddaughter Abby.  I have been with this man for 35 years and loving him is like breathing,  easy and beautiful.

We carved out a beautiful life together and continuing to live out our journey together just makes my heart sing.  Terry I am so blessed to call you hubby, friend and soul mate.  Enjoy this day in honor of the good man, dad and grandfather you are not to mention the handyman you are in my decor crazy world.
Love you to the moon and back.
xxoo
Kris


New Changes 


  I wanted to show a new window header Terry made me for the living room window.


You know how I love to repurpose salvage into new things. 

Ok here is a before picture of my walls and living room colors.  Remember the pottery barn thing I was trying to do to incorporate the leather sectional into the cottage decor.  Well.......


I am on a new course and getting back to the shabby cottage white that I love.  We painted the walls with Behr Cottage White which is one of the million colors of white they have!!!! It is a white with just a hint of gray tone to it.  I love the soft serene feel it gives the room.

Then I had this regular ole basic drapery rod.  Too boring and no character so.....




I had Terry make me a header for this window out of some old chippy porch spindles. Terry attached them together and then added some old chippy wood pieces we had  to make it long enough to fit the window. He went around the pole and attached the wood pieces to the bracket holding the curtain rod.   Kept the rod underneath to hang the white sheers on.







So this is the beginning of the transformation of my living room.  The beauty is I am using paint I had from the hall way so now the hall that leads to the living room will all be the same color.


You can see I get a lot of soft light in this room.  

I am going for a soft and serene shabby cottage chic room.  Stay tuned for more things I am changing up for this room reveal.

Have a great start to the new week.
Kris
:)

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51 comments:

  1. Of course this is fabulous, Kris! Another one of your great and fun ideas!!
    Mary Alice

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  2. Your living room is looking gorgeous, Kris! And I love the beautiful words that your wrote about your husband. I hope you have a lovely day celebrating Father's Day.

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  3. You amaze me at your imagination and how you transform and remake anything. Love it.

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  4. Wow! A great idea and a fantastic start. The swag in the center gives it all a soft romance.

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  5. My wheels are turning with what the changes may be. Don't tell me the leather furniture found a new home??

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  6. Beautiful! You have the best ideas and the willingness to work hard. There's nothing you can't do!

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  7. Oh Kris,
    it's like a dream, so beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  8. It looks very soft and beautiful, Kris. Happy Father's Day to your hubby!
    Julia

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  9. Now that is too darn cute! I love the header on the curtains and the softness of the paint color! Great choices! Hope you and the hubby have a wonderful Father's Day! Hugs!!

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  10. Ingenious idea!! You come up with the cutest and smartest ideas! Love the softness of the look with the chippy thrown in there.

    Judy

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  11. Loving the white and what a smart idea for the header!

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  12. What a beautiful way to add shabby eye candy to your curtains. You and Terry are so clever.

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  13. Love it! Isn't it great to be married to a guy who can do anything?! Don't know what I would do without my hubby!!
    Xoxo

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  14. Kris,
    Please give my wishes for a wonderful Father's Day to Terry spent with family. Always fun to see your creative energy reinvent along side your hubby. White for you is always right!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  15. You're very lucky to have a husband who can do all those beautiful things:-)
    Wish my husband liked DIY.
    Greetings:-)

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  16. That is so creative, how the spindles are married together! Just lovely.

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  17. Just beautiful Kris ! The window looks gorgeous
    You paint more than I do and I paint for a living LOL !!!
    xox

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  18. I am glad that you returned to the white walls..you know I commented way back when you first shared your new leather sofa that I hoped you would. I like leather in white interiors best. xxo

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  19. Love the new header! You always amaze me with your beautiful decorating ideas!

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  20. So beautiful and elegant Kris! I love this style and try to replicate it around the house too. Happy Father's Day to your wonderful husband, our fire fighters are a different breed aren't they! Have a wonderful week xx

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  21. Very pretty! Didn't you just change this room.. LOL? Have a great week!

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  22. Lovely post Kris! I love your husbands eyes! They stand out. I love the photo you shared of him today as well.
    And I am always amazed at your decorating.
    Carla

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  23. That looks so wonderful! Great job hubbie!

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  24. Such a wonderful pic of your hubby....you are so blessed to have such a sweet husband!!!!! I love the new header and the new wall color is FABULOUS!!!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the room now :o) You know, I have decided to go back to white in my living room too!!! I realized that with all the stress of my husband's job and the loss of Judy that the white comforted me and made me feel happy. I guess some things are just meant to be.....
    Have a great week!!!
    ~Des

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  25. The header is fabulous! You are such a tease, Kris! We are drooling to see more! Happy Fathers Day to Terry, that man is a saint!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. Kris, You said the sweetest things about your husband how much you love him. I pray you have a long life together. He did great with that window treatment. Tell Terry that Red Green (he has a show on TV) says if you can't be handsome , you better be handy....well Terry is both..lucky you girl. :):) Blessings , xoxo,Susie

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  27. Fabulous! That rod is amazing and the white is gorgeous and ethereal!

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  28. Loving it Kris!! Hope your hubby had a great day!!

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  29. I love what you wrote to your husband, that loving him is as easy and beautiful as breathing.

    And I love the elegant simplicity of your window now!

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  30. I love the ever changing Vavra home :) Praying for good things this week! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  31. That looks so cool with those spindles! (And I read a book once that said firemen make the best husbands. No joke. My friend Marianne is married to a fireman, and I told her that and she asked me to find the book and of course I can't, because I read it in 1982. But there is a book out there that says it.)

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  32. Good Morning Kris
    Your words to your husband were sweet!!! I just love what you did with your window. Love the color so much. I have the two of those pieces, now I want my husband to make me the same thing :) how did he attach it in the middle of the two? I just love the way it looks so much. Enjoy your day Kris
    deezie

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    1. Hi Deezie,
      It was easy peasy to attach the two posts together. My hubby put a piece of wood behind the whole thing. So basically the pieces are all mounted on a piece of wood to make the header. Hope that helps.
      It is easy to do. Let me know if you have any other questions. I am excited for you that you will be making one of these for your window. I think it gives the window some personality. Have a great week. Good luck.
      Kris

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  33. What a great idea. It looks soft and romantic. I look forward to seeing more!

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  34. Morning Kris,

    What a lovely tribute to your hubby, love to see that especially with couples who have been married a long time, that brings hope,,,
    especially to young people in our divorce riddled society. Hope Terry had a great Father's Day.

    Any news about the job yet?? Still praying something will come forth in your area so you don't have to move..........

    Love your new look, it is so fresh, and lovely, and love the valance Terry made, it looks really neat, and like that you added the
    roses up there too......so YOU!! Can't wait to see what you are doing in there next.......

    Blessings, Nellie

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  35. that man can do anything! Sweet tribute Kris. xoxo

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  36. Hi Kris - such a loving tribute to your husband. A long lasting love is something to be cherished in our disposable world! I love your paint color and - oh, and! - the super cool header. It looks terrific! Jane

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  37. Such a wonderful tribute to Terry. The changes are looking super. I'm very behind with blogs. Sorry

    Cindy

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  38. There goes that Terry creating another one of his masterpieces!...Looks magnificent!...So very appropriate in your charming cottage home!...Can't wait to see more!!!....Glad you had a great Father's Day with the family...

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  39. So glad to here that y'all had a nice Father's Day yesterday. that is the neatest way to use an old spindle! I'm looking forward to seeing the new direction you're taking this living room.

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  40. Kris you certainly have wonderful guy. It is so fun to see what you to will come up with next. It gives me a good feeling to see a sweet couple like you two that have been together for a long time that you are still in love and enjoy life together. I can tell that you are just as wonderful as he is, that's what makes a great pair. You are so blessed. Love the window and all the beautiful light that comes in. I hope that the job search is going well. You two are still in my prayers. Have a great week. Jo

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  41. Hi Kris,. lovely tribute to your dear hubby for Father's Day. Love the new window and the soft light that streams in. The spindles made the perfect window trim with your drapes. Simply love the wall color. So soft and peaceful. Hope all is going well for the job search and possible move. Prayers for you both.
    Hugs and Happy Summer! cm

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  42. So happy your happy with you guy! A nice tribute to him and your relationship. Love the new window treatment and was very creative!

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  43. All of us shabby girls need a 'Terry' in our lives... perhaps you can hire him out. He is at least already trained in all things shabby - lol.
    Love the changes you are adding to this room Kris. The header is a gorgeous shabby accent!!

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  44. What a beautiful Fathers Day tribute to Terry! Quite poetic too! "loving him is like breathing, easy and beautiful" I think that's basically what you said. I loved that line! He really is such a sweetheart! And talented too! Look at that window topper he made! Amazing! I really like the way it turned out! The room looks so surreal with the white paint and the soft light coming in - dreamy! Have fun with your changes! Hugs, Leena

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  45. Oh so you, and adds that bit of nordic vibe to the room.
    Loving the white and leather, I have an armoir on its way that I will be making over for my front room it has leather inserts on the 2 doors I am looking forward to added a couple of shelves, as roughing up,that leather, now to leave it dark, or paint it in a ways of French greys.
    I am kind of liking the idea of a massive dark piece taking up space.

    Love all you imspire

    Xx
    Dore

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  46. What a tender tribute to your honey. You don't find true love that lasts like that anymore.....or should I say...not very often.
    Love the header over your curtains...so "you", Kris! I like the white on the walls too. Anxious to see what you do with the rest of the room.
    Have fun with it!!
    Debbie
    xo

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  47. Hi Kris, I LOVEEEEE those curtain....so airy!!!!!

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  48. Kris, what a sweet tribute to your hubby! He sure does wonderful honey do's for you. Love, love this wonderful new curtain header!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  49. That's a heart warming tribute, your living space looks really nice with the new colour and design. Best wishes!

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